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  • Away from downtown, BR's future could be medicine

    September 24, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Designers planning the future of the city envision connecting medical facilities on Perkins, Essen and Bluebonnet together to form a medical corridor. Plans were discussed with members of the community Wednesday evening. People in attendance supported the idea but worried about an increase in traffic. Planners... more »
  • Flu fight continues in Louisiana Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of 25 states experiencing widespread flu activity as the season nears its peak. Only ten states, including Louisiana, had widespread activity last week. "Typically the flu season peaks in January or February, so we're still early on, and we're seeing a significant increase... more »
  • LSU to vote on practice organization

    July 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A nonprofit corporation will represent LSU School of Medicine doctors who see patients at former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. LSU System supervisors Friday will vote on creating a faculty practice organization for LSU Health Shreveport. Sally Croom, an LSU Health Shreveport spokeswoman, says the proposal... more »
  • Lou Gehrig's disease clinic at LSU in New Orleans

    June 17, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Muscular Dystrophy Association has designated the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine as Louisiana's first specialized MDA clinic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The association operates 200 medical clinics across the county. LSU's is the 44th specifically... more »
  • Tele-medicine service to increase for La. prisons Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent. Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates. Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
  • Lawmaker: Ala. child held in bunker got medicine

    January 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV. State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy. The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a... more »
  • Drugs for high blood pressure could increase cancer risk

    June 14, 2010 6:00 PM

    Some drugs used to treat high blood pressure could increase your risk of cancer. Currently, there are seven drugs approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure. Three of the seven drugs were tested in the study. More than 80 percent of people tested were on a drug... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 18

    February 18, 2010 5:36 PM

    Denture cream, gas cooking, in vitro fertilization, menstrual cramps and specialized pill bottle caps are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Medicine running out at Haiti hospitals, clinics

    January 29, 2010 6:06 AM

    The post-earthquake aid effort in Haiti is taking its toll on medical supplies. Basic medical supplies such as antibiotics and painkillers are running dangerously low at some quake-devastated hospitals and clinics. It's alarming to doctors who are struggling to keep up with demand. The deputy head of the U.N. peacekeeping... more »
  • Janitor arrested for stealing medicine

    October 29, 2009 6:18 AM

    A janitor with the Lake After Hours on Perkins Road was arrested for stealing medicine from an adjoining doctor’s office. Police say Jorge Alvarez was caught on surveillance video five times stealing medicine from doctors’ offices. The surveillance camera was installed after an office employee noticed at least $300 worth... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 28

    September 28, 2009 5:38 PM

    The risk of lung cancer from hormone therapy, kids reactions to medication, and snoring and sleep apnea are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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